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  • Daughter finds the write words from dad

    November 25, 2014 | 12:04 pm

    My father rarely wrote anything down. Take birthday cards, for example: While my mother would embellish the printed message with sweet, loving passages and hand-drawn hearts, my father’s heavy script only appeared at the bottom, where he signed his name. It seemed strange for a man...

  • The journey to inclusion

    By William Kolbrener

    February 7, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    My son, Shmuel, was born four years ago on the 10th of Cheshvan. My wife woke me at 3 a.m.; we were at the hospital a bit after 3:30. Not her first delivery, the labor was quick. By 5:45, she gave birth.

    So efficient she was, I thought that there would be time to make it to my...

  • Woman’s cathartic memoir focuses on Hobson’s Choice—mom or dad

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    November 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Devyani Saltzman sat frozen over her math homework as her parents screamed at each other one evening at the Cannes Film Festival in 1992. Her mother, the Indian-born filmmaker Deepa Mehta, had come to Cannes to premiere her first feature, "Sam & Me," about the unlikely relationship...